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The main gymnasium of Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne is full of desks and school equipment for auction two years after the school closed.


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Elmhurst High School: For Sale

In August of 2012, Fort Wayne Community Schools auctioned off the furniture and equipment in the Elmhurst High School building. I made this photograph in one of the classroom the day before the auction, when the school was opened for auction attendees to preview the items that would be sold the next day.

This is the school's main gymnasium, where the basketball team played its games. I made the photograph right after the main lights were shut off, as they were making everyone leave at the end of the day. The cafeteria, another gym, and several classrooms and hallways were also full of furniture and other items for sale.

I graduated from Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne in 1994. My parents both graduated from Elmhurst in the late 1960s. It was Elmhurst's longtime art teacher, Don Goss, who made me realize that I was destined to be a professional artist. The school, which opened in the 1920s, was closed in 2010.





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